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PALACE OF FIRES

Bill Bennett

  • Original Title: PALACE OF FIRES
  • Publication date: January 2018
  • Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP
  • Country: AU
  • 384 print pages
  • Fantastic/Heroic Fantasy

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  • Epoch: Historical
  • Time Period: 21th century
  • Location setting: Australia
  • Themes: FAMILY, Filiation, PEOPLE facing life, Surpassing oneself, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Rivalry, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Violence, War and other conflicts, CHARACTERS, Strong Female Character

Pitch

300 years ago, Lily's ancestor broke a solemn promise signed in blood. And now she is thrust into a shadow world where Satan is real, witches exist and evil is an ancient living thing that seeks to wreak havoc and rule. The dark is coming, and only she can stop it.

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In the Australian YA bestsellers chart for October 2018

Bill Bennett is an Australian filmmaker and author. In his home country he’s won the equivalent of the Oscar (Australian Film Institute Award) for Best Film and Best Director, and been nominated a further 12 times. He’s had two feature films in Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) and four feature films in Official Selection at Toronto. He’s won Best Picture at Karlovy Vary, Palm Springs and Hawaii film festivals.

Summary

Book 1: INITIATE

"She turned and saw them. Three black shapes in a crowd of colour, moving slowly like scuttling roaches.
Three women, dressed in leathers, carrying biker helmets.
They had come here to find someone.
They had come here to hunt."

Three hundred years ago, Lily's ancestor broke a solemn promise signed in blood. And now she is thrust into a shadow world where Satan is real, witches exist and evil is an ancient living thing that seeks to wreak havoc and rule.

The dark is coming, and only she can stop it.

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  • Author’s biography

    Bill Bennett is an Australian filmmaker and author. In his home country he’s won the equivalent of the Oscar (Australian Film Institute Award) for Best Film and Best Director, and been nominated a further 12 times. His documentary work has been awarded two Logies, Australian television’s highest award. He’s had two feature films in Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) and four feature films in Official Selection at Toronto. He’s won Best Picture at Karlovy Vary, Palm Springs and Hawaii film festivals. His work has screened at the New York Museum of Modern Art, and he’s had three major film retrospectives, in Germany, the US and India. As well, Penguin Random House is publishing his trilogy of Young Adult novels PALACE OF FIRES, and he is also an Adjunct Professor of Screen Studies at one of Australia’s largest universities.